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  Celebrating Our 38th Year  
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  March 2011  

March 26 - Annual Banquet (Photography by Kay Shipley, Cherlene Golitz & Byron & Sally Kane)

March 27 - Survivor's Cruise (Photography by Kay Shipley, Cherlene Golitz & Byron & Sally Kane)
  February 2011  

February 12th - Valentines Day Fondue Party at Becky & Drake Evans (Photography by Kay Shipley)
February 14th - Valentines Day Dinner (Photography by Kay Shipley)
  December 2010  

December 18th - Christmas Party (Photography by Kay Shipley)
  November 2010  

November 20th - Thanksgiving Dinner (Photography by Cherlene Golitz)
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Welcome to dinner. Photo taken at 1 pm Notice it is dark outside; the chandelier is not on; but the candles are burning Byron and Sally eat a candle light dinner
Dinner guests eat by candle light Members serve dinner by candle light (chandelier not on)
This is a great photo of what the dinner looked like without using the flash on the camera Darlene and Jeannie share a glass and a lantern
One big candle and lots of smiles Celia and lots of candles and a warm fireplace Larry and Patti enjoy a game of Hand and Foot; look at the reflection of the chandelier; now with electricity
Ida and Bill enjoy a game of Hand and Foot made easier now the the power came back on   Chuck and Bud winning a game of Hand and Foot. Darlene and Cassandra look very serious
  September 2010  

September 10th to September 12th - Women Only Weekend (Photography by Kay Shipley)
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Stop at McMenamins Edgefield for lunch, shopping, wine and beer tasting. Margie Shurts, Kay Shipley, Candy Benza, Elaine Morgan, and Cassandra Cooley Farmers Market, Hood River OR
Wine tasting at the Naked Winery, Hood River OR
Shopping downtown Hood River OR
Cruised up to one of the panoramic views of Mt. Hood
Went to a Marina on the river to watch the sunset
  Bridge to Washington side  
  August 2010  

August 5th - Annual Picnic & Meeting (Photography by Shelly Gueldenhaar & Kay Shipley)
August 7th - First Saturday Breakfast at The Farm Kitchen (Photography by Byron Kane)
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Clarrisa & Brant Sharing Steve & Celia Shared too Ken & Susan Also Shared
  Sally & Byron, Yup, They Shared Too  
August 28th - Vettes for Vets & Cruise to A&W in Port Orchard (Photography by Michele Roberts & Harry Calhoun)
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Retsil Line up Straight 6 ..
Vettes arriving at Retsil Vettes at Retsil A & W .. Thank-you very much .. GOCC
A & W Vette Line up A & W Vettes At A & W
Dave leading our drivers instruction meeting Daves 67 Heading to Retsil
Interesting decal on Vette Lineup at Retsil Lonnie ( young boy ) winning a drawing!
Nice Line up Nice Vettes in a Row Not a Vette, but still nice
On the road to Retsil Onward to Retsil Pre-Vette Chevy
  White 35th Anniversay Vette  
  July 2010  

July 4th - Kingston Parade (Photography by Byron & Sally Kane and Larry Ficca)
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This White C3 Lead Our Group GOCC Parade Pups Chuck Prepares His Car
A Few GOCC Participants Miss Kitsap, Rachelle Jensen Miss Poulsbo, Erika Scott
More GOCC Folks Now Chuck's Car Is Ready And The Parade Begins
Lykkens, Bublitz and Stoner Save The Wave, These Folks Are With It Five Rows Deep
This Lady Likes Corvettes The End Ficca's Neighborhood Parade Miss Kitsap, Rachelle Jensen
Ficca's Neighborhood Parade Miss Poulsbo, Erika Scott Ficca's Neighborhood Parade Central Kitsap Outstanding Teens Ficca's Neighborhood Parade
July 18th - Carpenter Creek Winery 2nd Vettes in the Vineyard (Photography by Bill Henson & Shelly Gueldenhaar)
July 24th - Whaling Days Parade (Photography by Bill Henson & Shelly Gueldenhaar)
July 25th - Hansville Picnic in the Park Show'n Shine Car Show (Photography by Bill Henson & Shelly Gueldenhaar)
  June 2010  

June 19th - Corvettes Cruise Cabela's (Photography by Kay Shipley)
June 26th - Relay For Life of Central Kitsap (Photography by Kay Shipley & Cherlene Golitz)
June 30th - National Corvette Day (Photography Kay Shipley, Byron & Sally Kane and Robin Hood Waitresses)
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Gathering at Bowling Alley Parking Lot, Silverdale Driving through Belfair
Picked more Corvettes at the Airport Diner Parking Lot Arriving at Robin Hood
Thanks to all who were able to attend the GOCC National Corvette Day Cruise and Dinner. The cruise was memorable, 12 Corvettes threading their way through the Gorst rush hour traffic. Lykkens tried their best to make the event but did not get on a flight for home in time. Margie had the Z06 all to herself as Mike's priority was whacking a little white ball around the grass somewhere. The weather was great, no rain to spot the cars, they will be nice for another day. We all had a great Corvette Cruise, Byron & Sally
Terry's New Black Paint Corvette Rainbow Looking at Terry's Engine
Talking About Corvettes Getting Instructions Heading Out for Robin Hood
Onto Bremerton Airport Adding Corvettes to The Cruise Nice Corvette
All In A Line All Smiles for Dinner Patty Gives Toast
Ken & Sharon Prospective Members Dinner for 23 Where is ByronF
Where is ByronK   Most of the Party
  May 2010  

May 8th - Sequim Parade
May 15th - Viking Parade
May 16th - Cruise
May 28th - Veterans Ride
  April 2010  

Byron & Sally's Museum Delivery 2010 Jetstream Blue Corvette Grand Sport Convertible & Cruise Home via Route 66 (Photography by Byron Kane)
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Day 4, April 1, 2010, Hi all,

Today we're cruising Central OK. The historic Pony Bridge over the Canadian River is a must see. The "ponies" were as big a span as could be handled by the road building equipment in the mid 1930's. It's a remarkable sight. At Hydro we visited the old Lucille's Station. Lucille owned and operated this station from 1941 until the mid-90's. The brand new Lucille's is located further down the road - complete with a nifty "50's" style diner. Another must see is the Route 66 Museum in Clinton, OK. It documents the road by decade from the 1920's to the 1970's when Route 66 it was replaced (perhaps displaced is a better word) by the Super Slab. The displays are well done and extremely informative. As you can probably see from the photos we're enjoying fabulous weather. (We have some difficulty getting Internet in some old motels and some new also. We are trying to catch up.) Sally and Byron
Abandoned Gas Station, OK Pony Bridge Over Canadian River, OK Pony Bridge, 38 Ponies
On Down the Road Lucille's Original Station, Hydro, OK New Lucille's, Weatherford, OK
Lucille's Inside Route 66 Museum, Clinton, OK Museum Display of Route 66
Section of Original Road   Mug Shot at Museum
Day 5 on Route 66: Hi all,

Today we visited yet another Route 66 Museum - this one in Elk City, OK. The oil can Kachina out front was originally located at the Queenan Trading Post - another casualty of the Interstate Highway. We had a really unique experience in Erick, OK, at the Sand Hill Curiosity Shop. It's chocked full of Route 66 memorabilia and owned by two of the happiest people we have yet encountered on the Route. Annabelle and Harley entertained us with stories and their own version of 'Get Your Kicks On Route 66'. Move over, Nat King Cole! We crossed into Texas at Texola - yet another ghost town thanks to the Interstaate. Shamrock, TX, is the home of the Conoco Tower Station made famous in the animated film Cars. It is completely restored and a very cool sight to see. Tomorrow we hope to make Tucumcari, NM. Sally and Byron
Oil Drum Kachina Route 66 Tee Shirts Sting Ray in Museum
Old Route 66 and Super Slab Curiousity Shop in Erick, OK Very Old US Route 66 Sign
Curious Entertainment 66 Send Off Cold Ones All Gone
GS Is Only New Thing Here Conoco Tower, Shamrock, TX Hi Test Only Please
Day 6 on Route 66: Hi Folks,

First stop of the day was yet another museum. This one the Devil's Rope and Route 66 Museum in McLean, TX. More barbed wire (devil's rope) than you can ever imagine! West of Amarillo we stopped at Cadillac Ranch - a strange tribute to the Caddies of the '50's. Throughout the Texas Panhandle we saw so many abandoned buildings and ruins in the little towns along the old road - too many to count. A highlight of the day was a stop at the Midppoint Cafe in Adrian, TX, for a piece of yummy Ugly Crust pie. The cafe was a gathering place for over 200 Corvettes on the Caravan to Bowling Green last September - hard to imagine! The sign said Tucumcarii Tonight! The town is but a shadow of itself, but we had a great visit and overnight at the famous restored Blue Swallow Motel. Spent the evening listening to the owner tell tales of the road and taking pictures under his fabulous neon sign. Sally and Byron
Devils Rope Museum, McLean, TX Gas Station Still Standing, for now Cadillac Ranch
Famous Sign Yummy Ugly Crust Pie Gang at the Mid Point Cafe
Mid Point of Route 66, Adrian, TX Abondoned Station & Jeep Abandoned Station and Pontiac
Tee Pee Curios, Tucumcari, NM Operational Motel, Neon Sign Not Working Blue GS at Blue Swallow Motel
Mural in Garage at Blue Swallow Blue on Blue Tee Pee Neon Sign at Night
Tucumcari Tonight for us Neon Reflections Mural at Blue Swallow
Day 7 on Route 66: Hi Folks,

Another beautiful day on the road. Heading out of Tucumcari we spotted the modern Route 66 sign. Further on at Santa Rosa the old alignment travels right by the Blue Hole. This natural sinkhole is so deep; land-locked scuba divers use it for training. Another preserved Parker Truss bridge is just west of Albuquerque. On past Mesita the old route follows the terrain with a 180-degree curve aptly named Dead Man's Curve. Crossed the Continental Divide at 7263 feet. Just ahead - Gallup, NM, Indian jewelry capitol of the world. It's also the location of the El Rancho Hotel one of the most famous old hotels on the Route. This hotel served as home to many movie stars of the 40's and 50's while filming on location in the NM desert. All the rooms in the three-story hotel are named for the stars who stayed there. We stayed in the Jack Benny room - I didn't know that he was in any Westerns! Sally and Byron
Camper 4 Sale Leaving Tucumcari Original Old Route 66
Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, NM Crystal Clear, Dark Blue is Deep Blue Hole Rock Rim
Old Whiting Brothers Station Old Bridge The Rio Puerco Bridge
Old and The New The Old Road to Dead Man's Curve, Mesita, NM
Owl Rock This Buds For You Continental Divide on Old Road
El Rancho Lobby Stairway to the Stars Cool Car
Day 8 on Route 66: Hi Folks,

Just over the border in AZ we traveled on some of the last drivable sections of Historic Route 66. Most of the old road in eastern AZ is under the super slab, what's left is 4x4 only or the sections that run through the little towns along the way. We visited both the Petrified Forest Nat'l Park and the Painted Desert and although the wind was blowing really hard, we went on to Meteor Crater. We had planned to backtrack to Holbrook and stay in the historic Wigwam Motel for the night, but we ran through a horrendous dust storm on our way to the Crater and thought better about going back through it. So today turned out to be our last day on the road. We hadn't planned it that way, but Mother Nature had different ideas. We headed for Flagstaff instead - the end of the road for us. Despite the high winds on our last day and missing out on standing on the corner in Winslow, AZ, we had a great trip. We surely did "Get Our Kicks on Route 66", and driving it in our new Grand Sport made it that much more enjoyable!! Glad we could share our Route 66 adventure with you - see you all in May.. Sally and Byron
Classics From Colorado on Route 66 Cleaning Last Speck Route 66 Through Gallup, NM
NM and AZ Border Free Wheel Wash Ahead Wheel Wash Water
Classic Route 66 Sign Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, AZ Great Mural
Petrified Tree Section Real Gem Stone in the Desert Petrified Forest
Petrified Long Logs Blue Mesa The Teepees
News Paper Rock You Have a Cool Car Painted Desert
Lincoln City, OR - Bonus Photos, Coast Highway: Hi Again,

Carl thought we should conclude our trip with a few photos of our drive up the Pacific Coast, so here are a few bonus pictures. We began the coast trek in Ventura, CA and drove Highway 1 from San Louis Obispo to Leggett, CA. At that point it becomes Highway 101 to Astoria, OR. This is the ultimate Corvette road! - Tight corners, sharp turns, steep hills and deep valleys. It's an 800-mile road course hanging on the edge of the continent! Sally nearly squished the stuffing out of the door handle hanging on and pushed the firewall a few inches forward "helping" Byron brake, but was it ever FUN in our fantastic new GS! What a great end to our 5000-mile adventure. Enjoy the pictures. Sally and Byron
Pacific Coast Highway, Central CA Misty Bridge, Central CA Pacific Coast Highway, Inland Valley
Devil's Slide, North of Half Moon Bay, CA Pacific Coast Highway, Northern CA Pacific Coast Highway, Northern CA
Pacific Coast Highway, Northern CA Avenue of The Giants Redwoods Highway 101, OR
  Highway 101, OR  
April 17th Game Night at Bud & Cherlene (Photography by Cherlene Golitz)
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Laughing Hand & Foot players Where are Darlene's cards? Bud studying his cards
Bud   Bud beats 4 players